IT News - Security

Jaikumar Vijayan writes in CSO Online, "An effort that was triggered by a nation-state attack nine years ago has fundamentally transformed how people and devices access apps and services, limiting damage from lateral movement...

A nation state-sponsored cyberattack on Akamai in 2010 triggered an initiative at the company that nine years later has resulted in an application access model very different from that employed by a majority of large organizations..."

Cliff Saran writes in ComputerWeekly, "IT departments are failing to patch security holes in software because of a disconnect between security and operations teams, survey finds...

A survey of 300 IT operations and 300 IT security professionals has found a big gap in perception over who takes responsibility for patching IT systems.

In the survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne for consulting firm 1E, three-quarters (75%) of the IT professionals agreed that the IT operations team in their organisation has a 'keep-the-lights-on' mentality, focusing on availability over security..."

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